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Congresswoman Cori Bush Announces Judiciary and Oversight Subcommittee Assignments

February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement after securing her subcommittee assignments for the 117th Congress: 

“The people of Missouri’s First District sent me to Congress to do the most for all of us, starting with those who have the very least,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush. “With our appointments to these subcommittees, St. Louis and I will fight to shape policy around our most urgent needs. Together, we will reimagine justice in America, hold our government and corporations accountable, take on the climate crisis, guarantee voting rights, and close the racial wealth gap. Our work has already begun, and I look forward to working with Chairman Nadler and Chairwoman Maloney to legislate like our lives depend on it — because they do.”

Congresswoman Cori Bush, Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform will serve on the following subcommittees:

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security:

The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons and criminal law enforcement.

House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: 

The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over constitutional rights, constitutional amendments, Federal civil rights, voting rights, claims against the United States, non-immigration private claims bills, ethics in government, tort liability, and other matters.

House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy: 

The Subcommittee has oversight jurisdiction over income inequality and policies that affect the growth and prosperity of the middle class, including education, housing, labor, trade, small business, agriculture; securities regulation; consumer protection; private-sector information technology security, policy, and management; intellectual property; telecommunications; and federal acquisition policy unrelated to national security and information technology.

House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment:

The Subcommittee has oversight jurisdiction over global climate change; environmental protection, public lands, endangered species, air and water quality; oceans; public health; conservation; international agreements; energy policy, research and development; and oversight and legislative jurisdiction over regulatory affairs and federal paperwork reduction.

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Congresswoman Cori Bush represents Missouri’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  She serves as Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is a proud member of the Congressional Black Caucus. She is a registered nurse, single mother, and an ordained pastor. Following the murder of Michael Brown Jr. by a now-terminated Ferguson police officer, she became a civil rights activist and community organizer fighting for justice for Black lives on the streets of Missouri and across the country.